According to reports, Longhorns sophomore wide receiver Kendall Sanders was arrested and charged with DUI at 2:51am Saturday morning in Brazos County. Sanders was released five hours later on $3,000 bond. Expect word to circulate that UT officials are aware of the situation, and that they’re allowing the legal process to play out before issuing any punishment.
In terms of on-the-field impact, the recent legal troubles in the wide receiver corps are steadily earning the Longhorns’ passing attack the nickname “Con Air.” First, it was Cayleb Jones rearranging the face of a fellow UT athlete; now it’s Sanders proving again that seldom does anything good happen after 2am. With a strong spring, Sanders had shown the potential of answering one of the offense’s biggest questions, emerging as the clear No. 3 wideout alongside established playmakers Mike Davis and Jaxon Shipley. Now, who knows what happens going forward. If Mack Brown’s history with these types of incidents are any indication (see Henry Melton and Sergio Kindle in 2007, or Lamarr Houston in 2008), expect a one to three game suspension for Sanders—as well as some quality cardio time with Strength and Conditioning coach Bennie Wylie.
But one thing is for certain: The summer development of Marcus Johnson, Bryant Jackson, Daje Johnson, and Duke Thomas just became that much more important.
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